Tag: Germany

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    Burg Altena – Märkischer Kreis, Germany

    Altena Castle (German: Burg Altena) is a Medieval hill castle in the town of Altena in North Rhine-Westphalia. Built on a spur of Klusenberg hill, the castle lies near the Lenne in the Märkischer Kreis. It is a short ~40 km drive from Dortmund.

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    Westfalenpark Dortmund, Germany (2017)

    Westfalenpark is a large park in the Southern part of Dortmund. There is a mini train and a tall tower (Florianturn) with an observation deck. Westfalenpark houses the German Rosarium with over 3,000 kinds of roses, making it the third-largest collection in the world.

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    Town of Schwerte, District of Unna, Germany

    Schwerte is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The total population is 46,700 people. Schwerte is a short 5-minute drive from Dortmund.

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    Moisburg Town, Lower Saxony – Germany (March 2017)

    Moisburg is a small town (population ~1.900) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was first mentioned in ~1322. The closest big city is Hamburg, which is ~45km away.
    I was driving from Hamburg and stopped here for a coffee and a snack. Across the road I saw a lovely building, which I then discovered to be the local library (and city hall?).

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    Sorpesee – The Sorpe Dam – NRW, Germany (March 2017)

    The Sorpe Dam (German: Sorpetalsperre) is a dam on the Sorpe river, near the small town of Sundern in the district of Hochsauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a short 55km drive away from Dortmund (~40 minutes one-way).

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    Möhne Reservoir (Möhnesee), Germany – January 2017

    The Möhne Reservoir – or Moehne Reservoir – is an artificial lake in North Rhine-Westphalia, some 45 km east of Dortmund, Germany. The lake is formed by the damming of two rivers, Möhne and Heve, and with its four basins stores as much as 135 million cubic meters of water.

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    Dortmund Zoo, Germany – December 2016

    The Zoo in Dortmund is a good place to visit with the whole family. After visiting it once in 2015, we returned to it at the end of 2016, with our 2 years old son, now old enough to follow and identify most of the animals.

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    A Day in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 220,000. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region.

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    Munzingen Village & Vorgrimmler Winery, Freiburg, Germany

    Munzingen is a small village and a part of Freiburg im Breisgau. The village is surrounded by lots of vineyards and has some amazing panoramic views. When staying for the night in locations like these you don’t want to stop at large hotels, it is much more satisfying to stop at B&Bs or family-run mini hotels. We were fortunate to discover the Vorgrimmler Winery and their amazing 2 apartments, available for booking via Airbnb.

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    Phoenix-See in Dortmund, Germany (August 2015)

    Almost 2 years ago I had published some HDR photos of an artificial lake in Dortmund – Phoenix-See. Now I got to see what goes on at the lake during a hot summer day. Lots and lots of young people…

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    Phoenix-See in Dortmund, Germany (October 2013)

    One of the largest urban development projects in Germany is the Phoenix See (Phoenix-See on Wikipedia). On the area of the former blast furnace and steel plant site of ThyssenKrupp newly formed and developed a new recreational area. The new…

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